Art, Theater and Live Music

Bigfork is an artist’s paradise. Our community is surrounded by beauty and supportive of local artists from all walks of life. It might surprise you to see how many art galleries, museums and independent visual artists we have in our small town. Not to mention music venues and festivals that bring world-class musicians to the Bigfork stage.

Bigfork Art & Cultural Center
The Bigfork Art and Cultural Center strives to celebrate and preserve the history of Bigfork and Montana; to provide opportunities for Montana artists to thrive; to explore new ideas and new trends in art and culture; and to serve as a creative and educational hub for all who visit. See their website for upcoming exhibits and be sure to visit the gift shop, featuring items from Montana’s own artists, artisans and authors.

Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts
The Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for musical theater, stage productions, dance, music, and educational programming in Northwest Montana. The Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts and the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, a professional theater in the heart of Bigfork, present theater and musical events year-round. It’s not unusual for these events to be sold out, as the production level far exceeds what many would expect from a small town. In fact, some of the playhouse performers have gone on to work on Broadway. Contact the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts to find out about current plays, musical theatre, live music, concerts, movies and more.

Bigfork Summer Playhouse Broadway in the Rockies – Theater by the Bay
The Bigfork Summer Playhouse is the famous theater and is the heart of the art scene in Bigfork all summer long. Be sure to catch a show – see their website for upcoming show schedule and to buy tickets.

Gypsy Theatre Guild is an all-inclusive community theatre company in the Flathead Valley with an emphasis on “community.” We are a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, and we encourage anyone with a desire to be a part of a quality community theatre production to join us.
Always wanted to act? Come and audition for a part. Never wanted to act? How about trying your hand at set building, backstage management, sound, lighting, props, costumes, makeup or even ushering!
NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY, and ALL experience levels are welcome! Whether you are a seasoned theatre veteran or have never participated in a theatrical production before.

Live Music

Riverbend Concerts in the Park
The Riverbend Concerts take place every Sunday mid June to end of August in the Everit L. Sliter Memorial Park, on Bridge Street in Bigfork. Concerts start at 7pm

More Music In Bigfork
Many of our area venues and businesses feature live music throughout the year. See upcoming Live Music Events in Bigfork this month.

Local Musicians

Merle Robinson
merlerobinson.com
406-871-1601
Musician, singer and songwriter. Merle has been performing for over ten years as a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumental in many different venues in the Flathead. Musical style includes: fold, Americana, rock, bluegrass, blues and the American Song Book.

Billy Angel
billyangel.net
406-250-9605
Flathead valleys long time, fun time musician. Billy plays a large variety of your favorite songs for groups of all ages. Covering artists like James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, Jim Croce, The Beatles, with some original music thrown in the mix, too.

Apartment 2
lukenmoolie@gmail.com
A collection of classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s with a twist on classic songs by artists like Bob Dylan, Santana, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and many more. Find out more about Apartment 2 in the Daily Interlake here.

LeftOver Biscuits
leftoverbiscuits.net
406-837-2294
This band utilizes the traditional single mic performance, playing both traditional bluegrass and “grassed-up” popular tunes. This foot-stomping group keeps audiences entertained and amused with stories, jokes, and music

Dave VonKleist
davevonkleist.com
406-885-1166
Dave vonKleist has the voice and talent necessary to cover a wide range of musical and voice over requirements. His first love is performing as a solo act as a guitarist and vocalist entertaining crowds with his repertoire of pop and rock covers and occasionally some of his own material.

Bad Larrys
badlarrys.com
406.471.6388
The Bad Larrys signature sound features tight vocal harmonies with amusing and often off-beat story telling: fun enough for the young and smart enough for the adult. The Bad Larrys are a mix of genuine Americana music mixed with a touch of Prairie Home Companion…Willie Nelson meets Lake Wobegon. Their repertoire includes everything from Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Junior Brown, Southern Culture on the Skids, Simon & Garfunkel, Lyle Lovett, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Corb Lund, Greg Brown and even some countrified Aerosmith, Queen and Beyonce.

Max and the Box
manandthebox.com
615-818-4891
Man and the Box is a fun, soulful, and high energy Acoustic Trio from the Flathead Valley. A Bigfork and Flathead Valley Favorite.